Solar power works by capturing the energy from the sun and turning it into electricity for your home or business.
Our sun is a natural nuclear reactor. It releases energy in the form of photons which travel 150 million kilometers to Earth. Every hour, enough photons reach our planet to generate enough solar power to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.
When photons hit a solar cell, they knock electrons loose from their atoms. These electrons flow through a circuit and generate electricity. Multiple solar cells make up a solar panel and multiple panels are wired together to form a solar array. The more panels you deploy the more power you can expect to generate.
Solar panels generate DC electricity similar to a battery. We have to use inverters to convert this DC electricity into AC electricity which can then be used to power household appliances, computers, machinery and industrial equipment.